The 105 meter long, 6535 dwt tanker Doola No. 3 exploded while off Jawol Island, South Korea. The tanker was proceeding in ballast when one of the empty tanks exploded. The explosion broke the vessel in two causing one section to partially sink. Reports state 5 crewmen died in the explosion with another 6 missing. The South Korean Coast Guard rescued the remaining 5 crewmen on board. The tanker was en route for Daesan after unloading 6500 tons of gasoline at Incheon. The Doola No. 3 usually transports diesel fuel rather than gasoline.
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